I sometimes ask myself this question and certainly I am not the only one as I lately found this answer given by a French author, called Olivier Marion, whom I don’t have any information about but whose analysis I find quite interesting as he has succeeded in stressing out the essence of a well intended … More Do you need to be mean to succeed?
There was a time when some children, guilty of some minor mischief, would be awaiting Santa Claus anxiously, not knowing if he will judge them deserving enough to receive a gift. Those times are long gone, as you don’t need to be a good boy or a good girl anymore to get the latest PlayStation, or … More Christmas gift
In the Old Testament, it is easy to find quotes portraying God as an authoritative and unforgiving figure : “You shall have no other gods before me.” “You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to … More What the Bible says – The Dutch experiment
Obviously, the Bible says a lot of things about a lot of different subjects and many sections of the Holy Book can sometimes be quite unsettling. For example when the snake says to Eve : “For God knows that in the very day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened and you will be … More What the Bible says – A few thoughts
“Every man is born with a pretty violent penchant for domination, riches and pleasures, and with great taste for laziness; therefore every man would like to have money and women or girls of others, to be their master, to subject them to all his whims, and to do nothing, or at least to do only … More Equality: are we there yet?
I know that this is really a frivolous topic, but frivolity is also part of who I am, so I will not make excuses for it! I used to be obsessed with Michelle Obama’s sense of style and I used to check a blog called Mrs O., everyday, to get a glimpse at what she was wearing. … More Michelle Obama wardrobe
For the longest time, I thought that I will end up marrying a white man, because I was quite a strong Feminist in my young age and I could not see myself adopting the kind of submissive behavior that some African men still expect from their wives. Especially concerning house chores. You are not around when … More About mixed marriages
Nike Art Gallery is one of the places in Lagos that I am never tired of visiting. Firstly, because of the owner, Nike (pronounce [nIkI] ), whose life is a very beautiful success story and whose smile and love for art is contagious. Her gallery exhibits an incredible number of works of art among the finest you … More At Nike Art Gallery
I am neither American nor South African and I am also not so conversant with policies put in place in different countries to favor disadvantaged minorities. So, this controversial issue will not be the topic of this post. All I can say however is, I am happy with the positive impact affirmative action had on … More When affirmative action becomes too much
Christmas is around the corner, and the month of January will follow quicker than we think. Not that I believe in New Year good resolutions! Becoming a better person is certainly a work in progress, all year round. I thought I was improving because I was finally able to arrive on time at work, by waking … More How to stop procrastinating?